Saturday, November 27, 2010

It's beginning to look like Christmas


Thanksgiving was good, so good that I could go for some leftovers.  It goes by so fast, but it was nice to get together with family.  We have been getting ready for Christmas and also my open studio (Monday).  I keep thinking of new things that I should make.  I'm giving myself to the end of today to get any sewing done, otherwise I'd work myself crazy.  Tomorrow , I'll make the desserts and clean the house.  I'm lucky to have the help of three children and one awesome husband.  It's snowing and blowing here.  We went into our woods yesterday and tagged our tree, before we got the snow.  I love this time of year, it's so magical!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sale!

The holidays are just around the corner, so I decided to have a little sale in the shop.  All my items that are ready to ship (all except the "create your own items") will be 20% off until Monday@ 6 p.m. eastern time.  Why until that exact time?  Well, I'm actually having an open studio at my house that evening and I'll need to close the shop for a couple hours.  Really, really bad timing with Cyber Monday and all.  That needs to be put on the calendar next year!  Oh well, it will all work out.  I'm excited to have friends and family over.  Yes, a bit nervous too!  I hope to give some updates as the week goes on.  If you see something in the shop, the coupon code to use at checkout is THANKSGIVING20.  Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Operation Christmas Child



We spent last Sunday night packing up boxes for "Operation Christmas Child".  This year we decided to send three boxes.  Each of the girls got to do one.  We prepare for this all year long, picking up things along the way.  When school supplies go on sale, we pick up extra.  So much care and thought goes into packing these.  Their little hands examining each item and wondering if it will be liked.  I dare you to watch the video at http://www.samaritanspurse.org/.  The fastforward like clips of the family carving a turkey in America and then the little one eating what appears to be garbage breaks my heart.  The things we send aren't expensive, just items my kids would normally play with a few minutes and then forget about.  They each drew a picture then closed up the box.  Done for another year.  We are already talking about next year.  Hoping this brings joy to a few children this Christmas.